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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Itsme:
    RC:
    996FourEss:

    Too big too wide at the back and too heavy. That said I always had a soft spot for the old 8 series.....

    I agree but the lease cost for these puppies is ridiculously low, especially compared to Porsche or other sports car companies. 

    My lease is lower than the lease of my last Boxster. And I think I have all extras ordered 

    Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Picked up my new M850i convertible yesterday. Only done 60miles in it. But drove my GT3 back to back this morning. 
    what a difference. I love the diversity of them. The GT3 feels like an agile rabbit in comparison. No surprise there. But the 850 is easily the best BMW engine I have ever experienced. More AMG than BMW. They did an amazing job. Need to get used to the 850 rear steering. It turns on a dime. Much more than I would ever expect. Off to do some more miles in it now. 
     

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    Tesla Model S P100d & Model X P90D & 2017 Sept 991.2 GT3. 2019 BMW M850i Convertible. Tesla Model 3 Performance on order. 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Perfect garage! Enjoy that V8, it’s a masterpiece.


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    That does look better than I expected, very sleek! Congrats. wink


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Porker:

    That does look better than I expected, very sleek! Congrats. wink

    Compared to that new ginormous 4 series front, the 8 series is a beauty. Very big car though (visually and in reality).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    On the 2nd photo, with top down, the rear looks like the MB S Cab!

    I already tested the 840d coupe and the engine doens't feel & sound diesel..I really liked!

    Enjoy


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Congrats - great combo

    I had the rear-wheel steering in my 7 BMWs and also ordered it for my X7. It completely transforms the car. Makes the longest car handy like a Mini. 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Traded my hybrid X5 with a 745e 'big nose'. Drives way better, no more SUV for me...

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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Nice one. The nose grows on me.


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    The last thing the nose needs, is to grow...wink


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    It's really getting better every time I see it. Would have it without M-Pack though, it's a bit more futuristic without it somehow. 

    Congrats, agree SUV's are pointless.


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    It looks good on the 7, less so on the X, IMHO.

     


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Porker:

    It's really getting better every time I see it. Would have it without M-Pack though, it's a bit more futuristic without it somehow. 

    Congrats, agree SUV's are pointless.

    Matter of needs and personal preference. Your GT3 is pointless as well but it is still fun, isn't it?! Smiley Smiley

    The X5 is boring, with the exception of the X5 M maybe.

    Actually all SUVs are boring, unless they have the proper engine (and chassis maybe). 

    This may actually be the problem: People don't always get to drive the "high performance" SUVs and they think that all  SUVs are basically the same. They aren't. 

    The new RS Q8 actually makes a point with the new Nordschleife record. 

    The higher seating position is great, especially in the city, I also think that SUVs look better/cooler than station wagons but again, this is a matter of personal taste and/or preferences.

    Pointless? Without kids, maybe. Fun to drive? You bet. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    In my experience, a SUV is never going to steer better than a comparable sedan. I bet the RS6 is more fun to drive than the RS Q8, even with it’s Nordschleife record. The X5 steers like a bus against the 745e yes 


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    @porker: Agree, love the stock front bumper, but went for a showroom model with every option ticked. Already amazed how I ever managed driving cars without heated door panels.


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:

    In my experience, a SUV is never going to steer better than a comparable sedan. I bet the RS6 is more fun to drive than the RS Q8, even with it’s Nordschleife record. The X5 steers like a bus against the 745e yes 

    You could be wrong. The RS6 is (probably) faster on the track than the RS Q8 but some high performance SUVs are really fun to drive fast, especially because they actually pose a challenge. Smiley 

    Btw: The new RS6 weights 100 kg more than my new GLC63 S AMG. Smiley Smiley Of course there is the raised center of gravity in a SUV but still, I find it quite fascinating to drive a SUV fast. 

    The X5 M certainly doesn't steer like a bus vs. the 745e, on the contrary. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

     

    The X5 M certainly doesn't steer like a bus vs. the 745e, on the contrary. Smiley

    Of course it doesn’t, but I was talking about comparable cars. Literally one is cross shopping between a X5M and a hybrid 7…So, I still feel that a M5 steers better than a X5M. A Pana diesel > Cayenne Diesel. A Dacia Logan > Duster. Smiley

    And those track times for cars with cooled massage seats is beyond stupid. That’s like wearing spikes on your loafers.


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:
     

    The X5 M certainly doesn't steer like a bus vs. the 745e, on the contrary. Smiley

    Of course it doesn’t, but I was talking about comparable cars. Literally one is cross shopping between a X5M and a hybrid 7…So, I still feel that a M5 steers better than a X5M. A Pana diesel > Cayenne Diesel. A Dacia Logan > Duster. Smiley

    And those track times for cars with cooled massage seats is beyond stupid. That’s like wearing spikes on your loafers.


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    My golf shoes are slip-ons..........................

     


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    I take everything back.


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:

    I take everything back.

     

    Smiley Smiley

    You know, Usain Bolt can run fast than most people in the 100m dressed in full tuxedo too? Smiley

     


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Yes, but why would one do that? yes


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:

    Yes, but why would one do that? yes

    Too far to reach down.  It happens with age, or so I heard.


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:

    @porker: Agree, love the stock front bumper, but went for a showroom model with every option ticked. Already amazed how I ever managed driving cars without heated door panels.


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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 

     

    What the hell, is that a thing? Smiley


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Oh yes, every leather surface that is touched while driving is heated: steering wheel, door panel, center console... The car has tinted rear windows and electric curtains.

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    997.2 4S / BMW X5 40e / Donkervoort GT 


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Hi English Manny,

    Can I know more about your feelings towards the 850, as I'm thinking about getting one.  I have found a very low mileage car with a great spec in a coupe version, but I'm curious about your thoughts.  Daily driving, comfort, sportiness, is it to big to drive around town? Anything really that you like and anything you dislike.  I know they depreciate like crazy, as the list price on the one i found was 110,000, and we are talking now about the low 60,000's as purchase price. Six months old and less than 5k miles.   

    Cheers...

     

    Moser


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    I am liking the 8 more and more, might get one too.

     


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    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    spudgun:

    Oh yes, every leather surface that is touched while driving is heated: steering wheel, door panel, center console... The car has tinted rear windows and electric curtains.

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    Ha yes the heated arm rests are very cool (if you know what I mean 😝)


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    Tesla Model S P100d. 2018 991.2 GT3. 2019 BMW M850i Convertible. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance. 2020 Aston Martin Vantage. 2020 Mclaren 720S coupe. 🥳


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Moser:

    Hi English Manny,

    Can I know more about your feelings towards the 850, as I'm thinking about getting one.  I have found a very low mileage car with a great spec in a coupe version, but I'm curious about your thoughts.  Daily driving, comfort, sportiness, is it to big to drive around town? Anything really that you like and anything you dislike.  I know they depreciate like crazy, as the list price on the one i found was 110,000, and we are talking now about the low 60,000's as purchase price. Six months old and less than 5k miles.   

    Cheers...

     

    Moser

    Depends on what you are looking for. If you want a great sporty luxury cruiser - yes it’s a great car. It is quite heavy so if you are looking for more of a sports car then look at Porsche or even Aston if you want a more bespoke experience. 
    I use the 850 on the weekends for my luxury run around and long distance cruiser. Great for this. 
    I use my Tesla for my train station car. Was planning to use the Tesla model 3 performance for the train car but my wife stole it from me to use daily 😞 I use my sports cars for fun. Now I spoiled for choice. 🥳


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    Tesla Model S P100d. 2018 991.2 GT3. 2019 BMW M850i Convertible. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance. 2020 Aston Martin Vantage. 2020 Mclaren 720S coupe. 🥳


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    I wanted a comfortable sporty experience, with a nice v8 grunt. I have young kids so two seats in the back are also important.  I was originally looking at a C63 S, cause it's a little more unpredictable and will keep you more on edge, but there is something appealing about this 850, and I believe it's the more luxurious feel and less punkish image of a C63.  The only thing that has me worried as you said is the weight.  Have you driven it on twisty mountain roads, is it responsive enough to give you a bit of fun? 

    Moser


    Re: New BMW 8 Series (2018)

    Moser:

    I wanted a comfortable sporty experience, with a nice v8 grunt. I have young kids so two seats in the back are also important.  I was originally looking at a C63 S, cause it's a little more unpredictable and will keep you more on edge, but there is something appealing about this 850, and I believe it's the more luxurious feel and less punkish image of a C63.  The only thing that has me worried as you said is the weight.  Have you driven it on twisty mountain roads, is it responsive enough to give you a bit of fun? 

    Moser

    The rear steer makes the 850 very agile. So much so you have to get used to it since you don’t expect it to turn so well. At 8/10th the car is great. Not gone above that. Still only got 900miles on it. The 4wheel drive also a big plus over the C63. But the weight is there. The engine sounds as good as any AMG. They did an amazing job. 


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    Tesla Model S P100d. 2018 991.2 GT3. 2019 BMW M850i Convertible. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance. 2020 Aston Martin Vantage. 2020 Mclaren 720S coupe. 🥳


     
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